After landing a Group 3 over 1m2f at Naas, BANIMPIRE dropped down to a mile in the Irish 1000 Guineas and ran a fine race behind Misty For Me. Her dam was a Listed winner over this trip so she's likely to do even better and gets the vote. Aidan O'Brien has a quartet of entries but as ever jockey bookings provide no clues. None look good enough on recent form, however, while Mesariya is held by Banimpire on their run at Naas though John Oxx' filly is more likely to be suited by today's longer trip. Clive Cox does well with his Irish raiders and Polly's Mark is such a consistent mare that she should run into a place at least and could even take this if the principals don't last out the trip.
High Vintage (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th 5f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 9l behind Clare Glen (8-8) at Curragh 1m 4f flls hcp 60-95 gf.
Polly's Mark (IRE) 6-4fav (8-10) Led early, held up in 4th, improved 3f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, kept on same pace, went 2nd towards finish, well held by winner, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Drunken Sailor (8-12) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May.
Sense Of Purpose (IRE) 4-9fav (9-2) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd for much, wide straight, soon challenged, on terms 2f out, soon gained narrow lead, stayed on best final furlong, won at Killarney 1m 6f stks gd in May beating Run For Sol (9-2) by 1l, 6 ran.
Banimpire (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Misty For Me (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo fll stks G1 (1) gd in May.
Amazing Beauty (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, last of 5, 10l behind Joviality (8-12) at York 1m 2f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in May.
Eirnin (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) In rear, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 11l behind Dancing Rain (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd.
Gemstone (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra in 4th 1 1/2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 12l behind Ballybacka Lady (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Mesariya (IRE) 6-4fav (8-10) Tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 4l behind Banimpire (8-12) at Naas 1m 2f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in May.
Why (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 18l behind Dancing Rain (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd.